Olsztyn Archives

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Barczewo (Wartenburg), Bartna Strona (Beutnersdorf), Mrągowo (Sensburg), Pasym (Passenheim), Szczytno (Ortelsburg)

You have indicated an interest in vital records with SURNAMES from one of the above towns or your search of the JRI - Poland database has turned up vital records with SURNAMES from these towns. Please note the following announcement and instructions regarding these towns and/or the noted records:


Indices for previously unavailable records

The goal of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland milestone agreement with the Polish State Archives is to index all Jewish vital records more than 100 years old in the Polish State Archives that are not included in the microfilm collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). Copies of these records are available from the Polish State Archives.

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Read about the up-to-date status of the JRI-Poland / PSA project.

Olsztyn Polish State Archives (PSA) project:

Indexing is proceeding on an archive by archive basis and data entry is now complete for five towns in the Olszytn branch of the Polish State Archives. Names of towns when they were part of Germany appear (above) in brackets.

At the present time, indexing of records for additional towns in the Olszytn Archives is on hold pending the appointment of an Archive Coordinator. To volunteer to become Archive Coordinator for the Olsztyn branch of the Polish State Archives, please contact JRI-Poland Executive Director, Stanley Diamond at SMSDiamond@aol.com

As the fundraising target is reached for each town, the data is processed and the information from the indices will become available on-line. See the Project Status page ffor the current fundraising status for the towns in the Olsztyn project. Fundraising targets will be added as information on the cost of each town project becomes available.

For the latest information about projects to index the records at other branches of the Polish State Archives, read the JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives project pages and subscribe to the JRI-Poland mailing list.

About the records in the towns in the Olsztyn branch of the Polish State Archives

There are no surviving exclusively Jewish records for these towns. The surviving records, starting in 1874 are mixed records (non-Jewish and Jewish) known as Standesamt records. In addition, there are no indices in the registers. As a result, the indexing was done on site at the Olsztyn Archives by first identifying the Jewish entries (see photographs) and then creating indices.

Olsztyn Civil Registers

Identifying the Jewish entries
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Olsztyn Register Jewish Record

Typical examples of the format of these records
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If the town below is highlighted as a hyperlink, click on it for a listing of the surnames from that town.

Town Fond Ref# Type SOURCE: Mixed Civil Records (urzad stanu cywilnego) Years in which Jewish entries appear
Barczewo 699 B 1874 - 1903 1874 / 1904
M 1874 - 1903 1875 / 1904
D 1874 - 1903 1874 / 1904
Bartna Strona 885 B 1874 - 1903 1875 / 1903
M 1874 - 1903 1883 / 1897
D 1874 - 1903 1876 / 1902
Mrągowo 869 B 1874 - 1904 1874 / 1905
M 1874 - 1904 1875 / 1905
D 1874 - 1904 1874 / 1905
Pasym 718 B 1874 - 1903 1875 / 1903
M 1874 - 1903 1875 / 1896
D 1874 - 1903 1874 / 1901
Szczytno 720 B 1874 - 1903 1878 / 1889
M 1874 - 1903 1883 / 1897
D 1874 - 1903 1874 / 1903

Notes: Fond Ref# = Document/Record group.
Akt# = Document number.

Surviving records less than 100 years old are held in the Civil Records Offices (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego) of each town.

For information on the 20th century records available for your town, visit the Routes to Roots Foundation website, click on the 'SEARCH DATABASE' button (on the right side) and enter the town name. Look for the town name in the Repository/City column of the search results. There are typically links to lists of available births, marriage and death records for the town.

Note, however, the Routes to Roots Foundation database may indicate turn of the century records that have already been transferred to the appropriate branch of the Polish State Archives where they can be indexed for the JRI-Poland database.

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